Watermelon and chickpeas curry | How to make Watermelon and chickpeas curry

By Lata Lala  |  25th Apr 2018  |  
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About Watermelon and chickpeas curry Recipe

Make this melon & chickpea curry. It will leave your tastebuds dancing and the family thinking your crazy for using watermelon in.

Watermelon and chickpeas curry

Ingredients to make Watermelon and chickpeas curry

  • 1 cup watermelon pureed
  • 1 cup watermelon cubed for the curry
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp whole Chilies
  • 1 tsp ginger crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • curry leaves 10
  • 1 cup boiled chick peas
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

How to make Watermelon and chickpeas curry

  1. Take 1 cup of crushed watermelon and blend it to a liquid consistency.  Set it aside.
  2. In a saucepan, add 2 tbsp of sunflower oil.  Keep the heat at medium high. After 30 seconds, add black mustard seeds.
  3. When they pop, add the 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  4. Now add the following in this order: 1 tsp crushed whole chili, 1 tsp of crushed ginger, 1 tsp of garlic, 1 tsp of red Chilli powder, 1 tsp of turmeric powder and 5-7 curry leaves.
  5. Immediately add the boiled chick peas.  Turn down the heat and stir well for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the crushed watermelon and 2 tsp of salt. 
  7. Stir and then add 1 tsp of cumin powder and 1/2 tsp of garam masala.
  8. Mix well and let it heat on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. 
  9. Then add 1 cup of cubed watermelon chunks. Keep them big sized.
  10. They don’t break apart easing when cooked.
  11. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes. 
  12. Transfer to a bowl and serve with naan and rice

Reviews for Watermelon and chickpeas curry (1)

Maithili Iyera year ago

Amazing combination of watermelon and chickpeas.
Lata Lala
a year ago
Thank you Maithili :smiley: